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Interesting places and things to see in Wrocław

Wrocław is the fourth biggest city in Poland. Within the city there are 12 islands and 112 bridges. It is the economic, cultural and intellectual capital of Lower Silesia. There were nine Nobel Prize winners associated with the University of Wrocław (in the past called Schlesische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität zu Breslau), such as Friedrich Bergius, Max Born, Eduard Buchner, Hans Georg Dehmelt, Paul Ehrlich, Fritz Haber, Philipp Lenard, Theodor Mommsen, Erwin Schrödinger and Otto Stern.

Wrocław was the host of EuroBasket 1963, FIBA EuroBasket 2009, UEFA Euro 2012 and will host 2014 FIVB Men’s Volleyball World Championship and has been selected as a European Capital of Culture for 2016. In 2017, Wrocław will host the World Games, a competition in 37 non-olympic sport disciplines.

Tickets for the bus and tram

Details about different kinds of tickets and prices can be found here. Use machines on stops or inside buses and trams. One way ticket costs 3 PLN, 30 min 3 PLN, 24h ticket 8 PLN. Plan your routes with


1 EUR is around 4.2 PLN. So divide prices by 4 and you will have a rough price in EUR.
In general prices in Wrocław are very low, compared to Western European standards. One soft drink in a restaurant is around 3 PLN (0.75 EUR), beer 4-7 PLN (1.00-1.75 EUR).
Medium pizza costs around 16 PLN (4 EUR).

Weather in October

It could be rainy, it could be sunny: weather in October.

Polish kitchen

You must try some of the typical Polish food:
pierogi, schabowy, gołąbki, bigos, żurek, barszcz, sernik, and many many more!

Polish language in a nutshell

cześć – [cheshch] – hi/bye
dzień dobry – [jen do-bri] – good morning/good afternoon
dobry wieczór – [do-bri vyeh-choor] – good evening
dobranoc – [dobrah-nots] – good night
tak – [tahk] – yes
nie – [nyeh] – no
proszę – [prosheh] – please
na zdrowie – [nah zdrovyeh] – cheers
dziękuję – [jen-koo-yeh] – thanks
przepraszam – [psheh-prasham] – sorry
kocham Cię – [koham tshe] – I love you
Mam na imię – [mam nah ee-myeh] – my name is
Jestem z Anglii – [yehstem zanglee] – I am from England

Gdzie są toalety – [gdjeh song toalety] – Where are the toilets?
Jaką masz średnią? – [yakhoh mash sheerednioh] – What’s your average?
Znasz ten algorytm? – [znash ten algoreetm] – Do you know that algorithm?

1 jeden [yehden]
2 dwa [dva]
3 trzy [tshi]
10 dziesięć [jayshench]

lotnisko – airport
dworzec pkp – train station
dworzec pks – bus station
prawo/lewo – right/left
jeden bilet do – one ticket to
pierwsza/druga klasa – first/second class
woda/piwo/wino/wódka – water/beer/wine/vodka

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